Top 10 Gold and Silver Coins for investing in 2018. Whether you are looking to invest, as 2017 draws to the end, now may be the perfect time to pick up some of the world’s most revered gold and silver bullion struck into coins. With great precious metals investment potential, a value that will only accrue more worth over time and a hypnotizing beauty, the following 10 gold and silver coins- are our winning choices.
2018 American Eagle Coins
First of all, the American Eagle coin is something that every collector should own. The 2018 Silver American Eagle features the classic version, with the walking liberty front and heraldic eagle back. It contains one troy ounce of fine silver and comes in two versions – proof and burnished. You have your choice of purchasing one single coin, a roll of 20, or even a box of 500. The Gold American Eagle showcases the worldwide known Augustus Saint-Gaudens Lady Liberty design, which was first seen on the $20 gold piece issued between 1907 and 1933. Certainly, these wonderful coins are the most beautiful coins in the world and are produced in only one size – 1 troy ounce.
2018 Gold American Buffalo $50 Coin
This coin resembles the Buffalo nickel that was minted from 1913 up until 1938. The new modified version was introduced in 2006 and got instantly a huge success. The coin obverse features the iconic portrait of a Native American. On its obverse and an image of the popular bison, Black Diamond. On the reverse, both originally designed by James Earle Fraser for the Indian Head Nickel of 1913-1938. The 2018 Gold American Buffalo $50 coin weighs one troy ounce and contains 24K gold.
2018 Canadian Maple Leaf Coins
The 2018 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin is a classic that has been minted every since 1988. It features the utmost symbol of the country on the back – a maple leaf. And a modernized side-profile bust of Queen Elizabeth II on the front. The 2018 version of the coin contains.9999 fine silver and weighs one ounce. There is 2018 Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin as well, with a face value of $50. The gold version contains .9999 fine gold. Both are products of the well-known Royal Canadian Mint.
2018 Chinese Panda Coins
The 2018 Chinese Silver Panda coin features a scene from Beijing’s Temple of Heaven on the front and one of their iconic panda bears on the back. The coin contains 30 grams of .999 silver, and there are 150 gram and one-kilo versions also available. Fans of the panda and of investing in silver coins shouldn’t overlook this coin, which comes in gold as well. The 2018 Gold Chinese Panda has a face value of 500 Yuan and consists of 1 gram, 3 gram, 8 gram, 15 gram, and 30 gram editions.
2018 Mexican Libertad Coins
The Mexican Libertad is minted by La Casa de Moneda de Mexico, which has the honor of being one of the oldest mints in all of North America. The 2018 Mexican Silver Libertad Coin is made of one ounce of .999 fine silver, although you have your choice of other weights as well, including ¼ ounce, ½ ounce, and 2 troy ounces, 5 troy ounces among others. The 2018 Mexican Gold Libertad version also weighs 1 troy ounce and comes in .999 fine BU. The design of the coin is a classic rendition of the 50 pence Centenario. First minted in gold back in 1921.
2018 5 oz Silver America the Beautiful ATB Michigan Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Coin
The US Mint’s first-ever 5 oz. coin and also its largest silver bullion coin to date, the stunning America the Beautiful Quarter series will mark its 41st edition by introducing the 2018 5 oz Silver ATB Michigan Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Coin. This coin’s obverse features a landscape from Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The reverse of the coin depicts the portrait of George Washington created by John Flanagan on the obverse. This coin is the first in the .999 pure silver series, with three others coming out this year.
2018 Gold Lunar Year of the Dog Australian Coin
Our next pick takes us across the pond (and then some) to Australia. Another great coin to get in 2018 is a Perth Mint Year of the Dog Coin Lunar Series. 2018 is the year of the Dog, according to the Chinese zodiac, and this 2018 1 oz Gold Lunar Year of The Dog BU Australia Perth Mint pays tribute to that. It’s made by the Perth Mint, and available in a number of denominations 1/20, 1/10, 1/4, and ½ troy ounces, along with a larger 2 oz. coin, although our favorite is the one-ounce coin worth $100 AUD. This one contains .9999 fine gold and has the mintage of only 30,000.
2018 Somalia 1 oz Gold African Elephant BU 1000 Shillings
Similarly, every year Munich, Germany’s Bavarian State Mint comes out with another version of their Somali wildlife coins. For 2018 Somalia Gold African Elephant, the elephant is featured on the back, with the Somali coat of arms on the front. As far as standard monetary value goes, this coin is worth 1,000 shillings. However, since it contains one ounce of 99.99% pure gold, its investment value is far higher.
2018 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia Coin
Certainly, this is one of the most awaited bullion gold coins due to its renowned reverse design. The personification of the British Isles – the proudly standing Britannia. A symbol of national spirit, strength, and power, and, of course, Queen Elizabeth II on the front. As a result, among the most easily recognizable collectibles on the market, the 2018 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia Coin is a sought-after addition to any collection and a great investment choice.
2018 South Africa 1 oz Gold Krugerrand BU
Finally – The South African Krugerrand. This coin is famous in numismatist circles for being the first-ever gold bullion coin. The 2018 Gold Kruggerand Coin has the iconic antelope on the back and a profile bust of Paul Kruger, the first President of South Africa on the front. It contains one ounce, ½ ounce, and ¼ ounce of 22K gold.